Carbon transistors touted as outperforming amorphous silicon News & Analysis 11/28/2007 1 comment Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are claiming to have perfected a method of making room- temperature transistors that are 100-times faster--as fast a amorphous silicon--by fabricating their channels from thin films of carbon-60, also knows as buckyballs or fullerenes.
TI embraces digital mics News & Analysis 11/8/2007 Post a comment Digital microphone pioneer Akustica Inc. said it has gained a design win in Texas Instruments' latest stereo audio codec chips.
Using Serial RapidIO for FPGA co-processing Design How-To 11/8/2007 Post a comment This article explains the basics of Serial RapidIO, how it compares to other interconnects, and how it enables DSP co-processing in FPGAs. It also looks at the features of Xilinx's Serial RapidIO solution.
Fulcrum upgrades 10G switch family News & Analysis 11/5/2007 Post a comment Fulcrum Microsystems is rounding out its family of 10 Gbit/second data Ethernet switches for the data center with new devices that add on routing capabilities, and has announced a design win with a new startup emerging from stealth mode.
Elastic electronics stretch to twice their length Product News 11/1/2007 Post a comment An IMEC laboratory at the University of Ghent in Belgium has realized interconnections for elastic electronic wires that can be stretched to twice their original length while maintaining electrical conductivity. The technology could be significant in such applications as foldable displays, biomedical applications and textiles that incorporate electronics, according to research organization IMEC (Leuven, Belgium).
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.